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An actress whose acclaimed career has bridged childhood stardom with classic leading lady status, DIANE LANE (Sarah Nolan) has firmly established herself among the upper echelon of her peers. 

Lane will next be seen in Fierce People, directed by Griffin Dunne, in which Lane plays Liz, a loving mother with a slight cocaine problem. In an effort to clean up her life she leaves Manhattan to move in with her only son, Finn, in the wealthy country side in an attempt to start fresh. They adjust quickly to their new life in the country until Finn is brutally attacked and they are left to question whether or not they were safer back in the big city. The film is due for release this October.

Lane recently wrapped production on Truth, Justice, and the American Way, opposite Ben Affleck and Adrian Brody. Allen Coulter directs the story of a Los Angeles gumshoe trying to solve George Reeves' mysterious death. Lane will portray Toni Mannix, the Hollywood wife of a studio exec who may have been linked romantically to Reeves. 

Lane earned a Golden Globe nomination for her performance in Audrey Wells' romantic comedy Under the Tuscan Sun. Based on Frances Mayes' memoir of the same name, the film follows the experiences of an American woman who takes a trip to Italy in search of a more satisfying life. 

She received considerable critical acclaim for her role in Adrian Lyne's Unfaithful, re-teaming her with Cotton Club co-star Richard Gere and Olivier Martinez. Based on French director Claude Chabrol's 1969 film La Femme Infidel, her portrayal of a conflicted, adulterous wife earned her Academy Award, Golden Globe, and SAG nominations for Best Actress, as well as being named Best Actress by the New York Film Critics and National Society of Film Critics. 

Lane co-starred with Mark Wahlberg and George Clooney in the box office hit The Perfect Storm for director Wolfgang Petersen. Prior to that, she received a Spirit Award nomination for Best Actress for her work in the drama A Walk on the Moon, starring Anna Paquin, Liev Schreiber and Viggo Mortensen. The film also featured actor Tony Goldwyn's directorial debut. She also starred in Brian Robbins' Hardball, opposite Keanu Reeves. 

Other recent films include the highly successful adaptation of Willie Morris' childhood memoir My Dog Skip. Directed by Jay Russell, the film co-stars Kevin Bacon and Frankie Muniz. Lane's impressive filmography also includes Peter Masterson's independent drama The Only Thrill, opposite Diane Keaton, Sam Shepard and Robert Patrick; the political thriller, Murder at 1600, opposite Wesley Snipes for Warner Bros. Pictures; Francis Ford Coppola's Jack, opposite Robin Williams; and Walter Hill's epic western Wild Bill, with Jeff Bridges. 

Additional film credits include the Coppola films The Outsiders, Rumble Fish and The Cotton Club; the futuristic adventure Judge Dredd; the critically acclaimed independent feature My New Gun; as well as her portrayal of actress Paulette Goddard in Chaplin for director Sir Richard Attenborough. On television, Lane was last seen starring opposite Bill Pullman in TNT's The Virginian. Also directed by Pullman, the film is based on Owen Wister's classic western novel of the same name. 

Lane's previous television credits include playing Stella opposite Alec Baldwin and Jessica Lange in A Streetcar Named Desire for CBS television, as well as the award-winning CBS series Lonesome Dove, where her role opposite Robert Duvall garnered Lane an Emmy nomination as Outstanding Lead Actress. She also starred opposite Gena Rowlands in the Hallmark Hall of Fame drama Grace & Glorie for CBS. In 1994, Lane starred opposite Donald Sutherland, Cicely Tyson and Anne Bancroft in the critically acclaimed CBS epic miniseries Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All. Based on the best-selling novel by All

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